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Ireland and the Jacobite cause, 1685-1766 : a fatal attachment /
Éamonn Ó Ciardha.
Dublin : Four Courts, 2002.
468 p. : ill., ports., maps., facsims., geneal. table ; 24 cm.
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Dublin : Four Courts, 2002.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 379-423) and index.
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Author Affiliation
Eamonn O Ciardha holds an MA from the NUI and a PhD from Cambridge University. He has published articles on Jacobitism, law and disorder and the use of Irish-language sources in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Ireland. Formerly visiting Professor of Celtic Studies at St Michael's College, University of Toronto, he teaches at the Keough Institute for Irish Studies, University of Notre Dame
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Appeared in Choice on 2002-12-01:
O Ciardha (Univ. of Notre Dame) examines the history of Irish Jacobitism from the Battle of the Boyne to the outbreak of the French Revolution in this detailed and meticulously documented study. His book appears soon after the publication of Breandan O Buachalla's monumental work Aisling Ghear (1996), which covers some of the same ground, but O Ciardha's book is the first serious study of the subject in English. The author examines the vast literature of state papers, newspapers, pamphlets, and sermons and gives particular attention to Irish-language poetry and songs. He argues that the many and diverse expressions of Irish Jacobitism--both Catholic and Protestant--found in the folk culture of rappareeism, in recruitment for foreign service, in the Irish diaspora, and, most notably for this study, in Irish poetry and literature, make the case that Irish Jacobitism was far more significant in the 18th century than historians have recognized. This important work will primarily interest academic libraries and advanced students of modern Irish history. C. W. Wood Jr. Western Carolina University
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The author shows how early 18th century Irish politics was affected by Jacobitism and how such leanings prevailed until the late 1790s when a new pragmatism began to accommodate Hanoverian integrationists whilst retaining Catholic ideals.
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This book offers the first analytic study of Irish Jacobitism in English, spanning the period between the succession of James II (1685) and the death of his son 'James III', 'the Old Pretender', in 1766. Two crucial features are the analysis of Irish Jacobite poetry in its wider 'British' and European contexts and the inclusion of the Irish diaspora as a pivotal part of the Irish political 'nation'. Both Jacobites and anti-Jacobites were obsessed with the vicissitudes of eighteenth-century European politics, and the fluctuating fortunes of the Stuarts in international diplomacy. European high politics and recruitment for the Irish Brigades in France and Spain provide the dominant themes in the poems, letters, pamphlets and memoirs of Irish writers, at home and abroad.A close study of early-eighteenth century Irish politics questions both the 'shipwreck' of the Irish Catholic polity and the unassailed march of the Protestant 'nation'. Irish Protestant unease during successive Jacobite invasion scares and the imposition and maintenance of the penal laws shows that they did not underestimate the potential of the Irish Jacobite challenge. The period between the outbreak of the War of the Austrian Succession (1739-49) and the end of the Seven Years' War (1763) witnessed a reinvigoration of Irish Jacoitism which permeated all levels of Irish society, at home and abroad. However, Britain's triumph in 1763 laid the basis for a new geopolitics, which hastened the demise of Jacobitism as a potent force in European high politics. It also permitted the emergence of a segment of Irish Catholic opinion willing to make a strategic accommodation with the House of Hanover. The period between 1760 andthe 1790s witnessed a renewed battle for the hearts and minds of Irish Catholics betwe
Table of Contents
List of illustrationsp. 8
Buiochasp. 9
List of abbreviationsp. 11
Genealogical table of the house of Stuartp. 15
Mapsp. 16
Prefacep. 19
Introductionp. 21
'Caithreim Sheamais' agus 'Seamas an Chaca': Irish Jacobitism, 1684-90p. 52
'An Longbhriseadh': the Shipwreck, 1692-1702p. 87
'Seamas an Tagarach' agus 'na leoin tar tuinn': Irish Jacobitism, 1702-16p. 112
'Seamas Mac Sheamais is an Diuc thar lear': Irish Jacobitism after the 'Fifteen'p. 182
'Agus briseadh go deo ar Sheamas'? Jacobitism in the doldrums, 1725-39p. 235
'Searlas in Alba ag gearradh na meirleach': Ireland and the 'Forty-five'p. 271
''S gan oidhre Ri Seamas i mBreatain 'na dheidh': the Jacobite twilight, 1752-66p. 324
Conclusionp. 368
Bibliographyp. 379
Chronologyp. 424
Index of first linesp. 437
Indexp. 441
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